Alyssa Sebastian, Jason Luft

Alyssa Sebastian and Jason Louis Luft were married Aug. 23 at the St. Agnes Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y. The Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny performed the ceremony. Ms. Sebastian, 33, who goes by Abby, is a registered nurse at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing, Queens. She graduated from Binghamton University and from Pace University,…

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Sophie Clarke, Robert Shady

Sophie Georgina Clarke and Robert Spencer Shady were married Aug. 24 at the bride’s parents’ house along Lake Champlain in Willsboro, N.Y. Bryony Winn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated, incorporating Jewish and Anglican traditions. Ms. Clarke, 30, is an engagement manager focusing on improving health…

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Alicia Christoff, Adam Hinds

Alicia Jean Mireles Christoff and Adam Gray Hinds were married Aug. 24 at August Moon, an events space in Sheffield, Mass. Diana Quinn Inlak’ech, a sister of the bride who received permission from the state of Massachusetts, officiated, with Hillery Hinds Maxymillian, the groom’s sister, taking part. Ms. Christoff, 37, is an assistant professor of…

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Emma Hanley, Logan Craig

Emma Frances Hanley and Logan William Craig were married Aug. 24 at the home of Frances F. Bowes, the bride’s maternal grandmother, in Sonoma, Calif. D. Stephen Williamson, the bride’s stepfather, who was appointed a deputy marriage commissioner for the occasion by the City and County of San Francisco, officiated. Ms. Hanley, 29, recently received…

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First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A patient in Illinois is the first to die of a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, public health officials announced on Friday. The death occurred as doctors and hospitals nationwide report an increasing number of vaping-related respiratory illnesses this summer: 193 cases have now been reported in 22 states, including 22 cases in Illinois,…

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Fall’s Disco Fashion Trend Is a Response to Our Times

Sonny Vandevelde Michael Kors skipped his senior prom for a much more pressing engagement: a night out at the legendary Studio 54. The club’s chic denizens “had no idea we were high school students from Long Island,” the designer recalls. “The minute I walked in, I knew it was the place to be—that the mix…

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Everyone on Instagram Is Loving the $30 «Amazon Nightgown Dress»

We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you: Finding the a great dress for the end of the summer is easier said than done. R.Vivimos Long Sleeve Floral Print Dresses R.Vivimos In a perfect world, you’d be able to find something lightweight enough to wear to the beach or a backyard barbecue, has long sleeves…

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What happens when you lose your virginity?

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Back to the Future With Pierre Cardin’s Space-Age Fashion

Our museums, movies and magazines have been on a yearslong binge of ’60s nostalgia, pegged to a rolling sequence of 50th anniversaries: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Neil Armstrong, Woodstock and the Manson murders. It seems Americans can’t get enough of the era, and the optimism that percolated amid great social upheaval.…

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Aparna Nancherla’s Comedy Diary: ‘Inspiration Is Like the Urge to Pee’

As a stand-up comic, Aparna Nancherla is a master deadpan artist. Onstage she plays the role of the shrugging neurotic, dryly poking fun at her own shortcomings, surreal ideas and life’s grim absurdity. In the past three years, she’s also parlayed her comedic talent into a lively acting and writing career, appearing in comedies on…

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